Expedition: Norway to Brazil


This fall, I’m heading out for a month-log expedition cruise from the fjords of Norway to the rainforests of Brazil. The trip is a collaboration between the Polar Arts Program and Hurtigruten cruise line. During this unique opportunity, I’ll continue work on my Oceans project, lecture on photography and document the voyage for passengers onboard. I can’t wait to witness the vastness of the great Atlantic and share the experience with you.

Follow along on Facebook or Instagram.

Cheers, Hannele


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New Work: After Hours on Ocracoke


It’s been a bit of a whirlwind this year with my dog photography business beginning to take off. I’m grateful for that and excited to see where it goes. I’m having a ball photographing animals but my heart still yearns for photographing wide open spaces – especially with water and fog. If you hadn’t noticed, I have a type…

A few weeks ago, I headed back to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a little R&R with my family. The moon was scheduled to be full during our visit so one evening after dinner, we headed for the beach – tripod + timer in hand.

I’ve never been one to photograph the moon in the classic sense – big and bold. Other photographers do that and do it very well. My approach is more about the feeling I get in its presence. That night on the beach was magical. The only people we saw were hundreds of yards away quietly enjoying a small bonfire. The clouds shifted over us obscuring the moon at times and the ocean was relatively calm. We spent about an hour making pictures before we were driven out by mosquitos.

I see some large prints in my future and a few may end up in my ongoing Oceans project. What do you think?


Long-exposure selfie! David couldn’t help swatting mosquitos…


Happy Spring + Summer, all! ~Hannele



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Happy Earth Day

Pass Mountain Overlook, Skyline Drive, Virginia ~ April 21, 2017

Seeing the challenges facing us as we strive to protect our wild places, I choose to commit my work for the betterment of our shared community. On this Earth Day, I challenge you to commit (or recommit) to honoring and protecting your small part of our world.

We only have one planet, let’s take care of it.




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Photo of the Week: The Brooklyn Bridge

After a few days of showing my work around an unseasonably warm NYC, I had to walk. It had been a few years since I visited the city and I could see the changing face of development everywhere I looked. Since I had a shoot the next morning in Brooklyn Bridge Park I decided that would be my destination. By the time I arrived, it was nearing sunset and the park was alive with people moving around and photographing each other.

After walking the waterfront, I decided to take the long way home over the bridge back to Manhattan. It was dusk and there were still crowds of people using the walk/bike path but the converging lines of the bridge had my focus.

The scene was classic New York photo candy and I couldn’t help myself…

Brooklyn’s waterfront park + Manhattan skyline



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Photo of the Week: Women’s March

A lot about what I have seen over the past 2 weeks has not been normal and honestly, I’m stunned. I try not to publish my political views online or publicly for that matter. I prefer to have meaningful conversations about the issues with people face to face because I find that a whole lot more valuable – for all involved. But things are getting weird and troubling here in America. I’m not going to tell you how to think or react. I’m simply going to start by doing what I know best – sharing pictures.

On January 21st, I was in DC for the Women’s March. I took my sister and my niece for their first ever protest. I found the March to be uplifting and energizing. I’ve never seen that many people in one place exercising their first amendment rights. I’m thankful I was able witness it.

This is some of what I saw:


This is the lovely group of strong, kind and beautiful women I spent the day with. :)


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